New Suunto D9…world’s first dive computer watch
Suunto watches are world-renowned for their high quality construction and design. Suunto is a long-time creator of sophisticated watches and has a line of dive computers. Suunto watches are designed for a range of different outdoor activities including Exercise Training, X-Training, Golf, Sailing and Diving. Suunto Watches offer the outdoors person all the features necessary for getting maximum pleasure. These dive watches monitor air pressure, measure depth and water temperature and can calculate things like remaining dive time and decompression stops. Suunto D9is the world’s first wristop dive computer designed for demanding divers, it is designed to integrate a digital compass and wireless tank data reception. Here are updates to D9 which is now available with either a rubber strap or a titanium bracelet. Features of the Suunto D9 are: (1) Air, nitrox, and gauge modes. Air mode is for diving with standard air, nitrox allows you to use up to three different gas mixtures, and gauge mode is for free-diving (diving without any tank at all). (2) Integrated digital compass. (3) Altitude adjustment in case your dive doesn’t start from sea level (as may be the case with lakes). (4) Optional wireless transmitter which attaches to the high-pressure port on your tank and sends pressure data to the D9. (5) Low battery warning — essential for preventing a diver from finding a dead computer mid-dive. (6) Temperature measurement. (7) Multiple decompression modes. (8) All the expected digital watch functions (12/24h modes, multiple alarms, dual time zones, stopwatch, clock, calendar). (9) USB interface with PC software for downloading dive logs. (10) Graphical interface for depth and dive time. (11) Maximum depth reading of 200 meters, or 660 feet. Suunto D9 Titanium will be available in early 2007.